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Studies

Drenth et al. (1983): study NL 1981 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Drenth, P.J.; VanderKooij, R.N; VanLuijck, F.
Title:
The Meaning of Working. Results of a Survey on a National Sample and Ten Specific Target Groups in the Netherlands: A source Book.
Source:
Free University Press, 1983, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Employed, unemployed and retired people, Netherlands, 1981
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 905
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?

I want you to pick a number between 0 and 10 that indicates your level of satisfaction. The more satisfied you are, the higher the number you should pick. The less satisfied you are, the lower the number.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

This item is at the end of a list of identical questions about satisfaction in specific domains of life: home, employment opportunities, financial situation, safety, neighborhood, health and free time
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
254
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.52 7.52
SD:
1.44 1.44

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Job categories Unemployed involuntary
Current occupation
Current status: retired or not
Tenure (vs flex contracts)